FIRM PROFILE
MARK J. CURLEY

PRINCIPAL/OWNER

PRACTICE AREAS

Business immigration

Permanent visas

Family immigration law

Unlawful Presence Waivers

Citizenship/Naturalization

VAWA / U Visas

DACA

Consular Processing of Visas

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)


EDUCATION
J.D., Creighton University, 1993

B.A., Creighton University, 1990

ADMITTED
Nebraska (1993)

South Dakota (1994)

ASSOCIATIONS/MEMBERSHIPS

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

  • Iowa/Nebraska Media/National Day of Action Liaison (2018 -  Present)

  • Iowa/Nebraska Liaison to Omaha USCIS Office (2017-2018)

  • Member, AILA National Benefits Center Liaison Committee (2011-12)

  • Iowa/Nebraska Chapter Chair (2010-11)

Nebraska State Bar Association

State Bar of South Dakota

Mark J. Curley was born and raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He was admitted to the bar in Nebraska in 1993 and in South Dakota in 1994. His first position as an attorney was with Brown & Brown, P.C. in Omaha, Nebraska, where he was exposed to many areas of the law including litigation, real estate, immigration, corporate, tax, and estates and trusts. In 1999, he founded the Curley Immigration Law Office to devote his practice exclusively to immigration and naturalization cases. 

In his free time, Mark and his spouse enjoy traveling, bicycling, and swimming.  

Pam is a member of the Creighton University Moot Court Board.

PAMELA S. BLOCH

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

PRACTICE AREAS

Immigration and Naturalization

Asylum

Removal/Deportation

Family Immigration Law

Citizenship/Naturalization

NACARA

Temporary Work Visas


EDUCATION
J.D., Creighton University, 1986

B.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1983


ADMITTED
Nebraska (1986)

U.S. District Court (1986)

District of Nebraska (1986)

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit (1986)

ASSOCIATIONS/MEMBERSHIPS

Nebraska State Bar Association

American Bar Association

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

TEAM CURLEY
KATHY BASS

Paralegal

Kathy Bass, paralegal, joined Curley Immigration Law in October 2016.  Kathy has a certificate in paralegal studies from Metro Community College.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in Modern Dance from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in Business Management from Bellevue University.  She has worked in arts administration with the Nebraska Arts Council, Omaha Performing Arts, Opera Omaha and the Omaha Theater Company.  She has experience with Information Technology as an Implementation Analyst and Client Services Manager.  Kathy enjoys volunteering with the League of Women Voters, practicing yoga, and gardening.

NORE RUSSIAN

Receptionist

LORI CUNNINGHAM

Bookkeeper

KAT TURCO

Paralegal

MIRANDA LOPEZ

Paralegal

Miranda has been a bilingual (English/Spanish) immigration paralegal for over 6 years with 5 years at Curley Immigration Law. She graduated from Midland University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish, minoring in Human Services and completing teaching English as a Second Language courses.  Miranda had the opportunity to study for a semester in Granada, Spain.  She has also completed several interpreting courses at Metro Community College. 

 

Before joining Team Curley, Miranda worked for a non-profit organization serving local families with young children.  She has also been active in her community interpreting for parents and teachers at local schools and volunteering her time as an English teacher to Spanish-speaking adults.  As the spouse of an immigrant, Miranda understands that empathy and patience are important when assisting clients with their immigration journeys and educating them on their specific case processes.  Miranda specializes in waivers and consular processing and working with victims of crimes and domestic violence through U visas and VAWA petitions as well as special immigrant juvenile petitions.

 

Outside of the office, Miranda enjoys spending time with her husband and children as well as visiting extended family including visits to her family’s farm where she grew up in Northeast Nebraska. 

Kat has been a bilingual (English/Spanish) immigration paralegal with Curley Immigration Law since October 2020. She graduated from Creighton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Language and Literature.  Her education included a one year study abroad program at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso in Chile.  Kat also completed her Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership at Creighton University.

 

Before joining Team Curley, Kat worked for Creighton University for six years in various roles, including five years as the Student Life Director for Encuentro Dominicano for Creighton's Institute for Latin American Concern (ILAC) in Santiago, Dominican Republic.

Nore has been a bilingual receptionist for Curley Immigration Law since April 2020. She was born and raised in Venezuela, graduated from “Universidad Santa Maria” in Caracas with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. She moved to United States 5 years ago and finished her English classes at Metro Community College in Omaha. She has experience in organization skills, solid customer service and administrative support with strong ethics and problem-solving skills. Nore enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and friends, traveling to explore new places, baking new recipes, watching movies at the movie theater, and reading a good book.

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